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Where Are They Now? Bank Transfer Day Five Years Later

A flood of members joined credit unions because of Bank Transfer Day five years ago. Where are they now? How have their financial lives improved? Share their stories for the anniversary.

SMCU Reviews Recent Citizenship Loan Program

Anthem talked to SMCU President & CEO Richard Romero on the heels of their recent partnership with the City of Seattle on providing loans to help finance the first step on the path to U.S. citizenship.

NW Plus Announces Scholarship Winners

Each year the number of applications grow and the scholarship candidates become more diverse in their attributes and career goals.

Zipwhip Brings ‘Choice Over Voice’ to CUs Looking to Engage With Members

We talked to Mark Johnson of Strategic Link partner Zipwhip this week, who described how Zipwhip allows credit unions to engage with members through text messages to landline phones.

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Political Advocacy With a Side of Slaw

Northwest Young Credit Union Professionals welcomes industry professionals looking to make a difference to political advocacy on the ‘Que!

Credit Unions for Kids Skybridge Represents Collaboration and Refocus on Mission

In late-June, credit union leaders will come together at Seattle Children’s Hospital to dedicate the Credit Unions for Kids Skybridge in recognition of a five-year, $1 million fundraising commitment. We looked at what that represents and how credit unions can help.

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4 Ways You Should Incorporate Marketing Goals Into Your Credit Union Strategic Planning

Strategic Link content partner Social Stairway shares ideas on how to weave marketing goals into your credit union’s larger strategic planning.

TAPCO CU’s New Brand: A Perfect Blend of “Where We Came From and Where We Are Going Together”

Tacoma-based TAPCO Credit Union’s rebranding process embraced marketing best practices with an all-inclusive engagement strategy and a local, resonate message.

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TAPCO CU’s New Brand: A Perfect Blend of “Where We Came From and Where We Are Going Together”

Tacoma-based TAPCO Credit Union’s rebranding process embraced marketing best practices with an all-inclusive engagement strategy and a local, resonate message.

Consolidated Community CU’s New Branches, Technology Enhance Member and Employee Experience

Portland-based Consolidated Community Credit Union completed an aggressive plan to open or remodel three branches and roll out a suite of online and mobile technology—all in 18 months.

Vote Now for the Northwest’s Next Emerging Credit Union Leader

Tiffany Pillars, Janell Saavedra and Jeremy Sankwich are the finalists in the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Emerging Leadership Scholarship Contest. On the line: free tuition, valued at $2,650, to the 2014 Emerging Leaders Program. Online voting is open now and runs through Jan. 31.

For New Verity CEO John Zmolek, the Future is about ‘Enhancing Members’ Lives’

When he was named president and CEO of Verity Credit Union last month, John Zmolek talked about continuing “Verity’s mission of enhancing members’ lives.” Anthem asked him to expand on that idea, to reflect for a moment on his time at Verity, and to tell us what he sees in the credit union’s future.

Jill Nowacki Talks about Maps Accomplishments, Connecticut Goals and What It Means to Leave Friends and Family Behind

In an exclusive interview with Anthem, Jill Nowacki talks about her new role as president and CEO of the Credit Union League of Connecticut, her accomplishments during five years at Maps Credit Union and what it’s like for a native Oregonian to leave friends and family behind and head east.

Stang says NWCUA Will Focus On Policy Advancement, Public Awareness and Collective Action; Tells Annual Business Meeting That ‘Market Share Matters’

NWCUA President and CEO Troy Stang shared his vision for the future of Northwest credit unions at the Association’s Annual Business Meeting in Portland on Tuesday, saying he foresees a world in which credit unions are so relevant to consumers that they have “at least a majority share” of the financial services market.

Amplify Convention Trade Show: 107 Booths, Live Entertainment and the Chance to Win an iPad!

More than 100 exhibitors will display everything from marketing and communications services to security products and auto-buying solutions at the 2013 Amplify Convention Trade Show. But if that’s not enough to get you to the exhibit floor, how about this: you just might win an iPad.

Point West Meets Net Worth Restoration Goal Two Years Early

Just three years after creating a painful Net Worth Restoration Plan, Point West Credit Union comes out of the cold to celebrate its 80th anniversary boasting a healthier 5.95 percent net worth ratio as of Q4 2011 and more than $80 million in assets.

Washington Legislative Week in Review

This Washington Legislative Week in Review updates the progress of the Public Funds Bill and details the bills that died after missing last week’s House of Origin Cutoff.

Washington Congressional and Legislative Maps Finalized

This Washington legislative update explains the details of the new political map that was unanimously approved by the state’s Redistricting Commission Sunday evening.